Ice Hockey World Champions

See a complete list of Ice Hockey World Champions. Finland beat Canada in the gold medal game of the 2022 tournament and became the IIHF World Champions for the fourth time.

Fast Facts:

  • International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
  • The Ice Hockey World Championships is the sport’s highest-profile annual international tournament.
  • Professional and amateur players have been able to participate in the Hockey Championships since 1977.

IIHF Champions:

2022FinlandCanadaCzech RepublicFinland (
2021CanadaFinlandUnited StatesLatvia
2019FinlandCanada RussiaSlovakia
2018 Sweden Switzerland United StatesDenmark
2017 Sweden Canada RussiaGermany/France
2016 Canada Finland RussiaRussia
2015 Canada Russia United StatesPrague/Ostrava
2014 Russia Finland SwedenMinsk
2013 Sweden  Switzerland United StatesStockholm/Helsinki
2012 Russia Slovakia Czech RepublicHelsinki/Stockholm
2011 Finland Sweden Czech RepublicBratislava/Košice
2010 Czech Republic Russia SwedenCologne/ Mannheim/Gelsenkirchen
2009 Russia Canada SwedenKloten/Bern
2008 Russia Canada FinlandHalifax/Quebec City
2007 Canada Finland RussiaMoscow/Mytishchi
2006 Sweden Czech Republic FinlandRiga
2005 Czech Republic Canada RussiaInnsbruck/Vienna
2004 Canada Sweden United StatesPrague/Ostrava
2003 Canada Sweden SlovakiaHelsinki/ Tampere /Turku
2002 Slovakia Russia SwedenGothenburg/ Karlstad /Jönköping
2001 Czech Republic Finland SwedenCologne/ Hanover /Nuremberg
2000 Czech Republic Slovakia FinlandSt. Petersburg
1999 Czech Republic Finland SwedenOslo/ Lillehammer /Hamar
1998 Sweden Finland Czech RepublicZurich/Basel
1997 Canada Sweden Czech RepublicHelsinki/ Turku /Tampere
1996 Czech Republic Canada United StatesVienna
1995 Finland Sweden CanadaStockholm/Gävle
1994 Canada Finland SwedenBolzano/ Canazei /Milan
1993 Russia Sweden Czech RepublicDortmund/Munich
1992 Sweden Finland CzechoslovakiaPrague/Bratislava
1991 Sweden Canada Soviet UnionTurku/ Helsinki /Tampere
1990 Soviet Union Sweden CzechoslovakiaBern/Fribourg
1989 Soviet Union Canada CzechoslovakiaStockholm/Södertälje
1987 Sweden Soviet Union CzechoslovakiaVienna
1986 Soviet Union Sweden CanadaMoscow
1985 Czechoslovakia Canada Soviet UnionPrague
1983 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia CanadaDüsseldorf/ Dortmund / Munich
1982 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia CanadaHelsinki/Tampere
1981 Soviet Union Sweden CzechoslovakiaGothenburg / Stockholm
1979 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia SwedenMoscow
1978 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia CanadaPrague
1977 Czechoslovakia Sweden Soviet UnionVienna
1976 Czechoslovakia Soviet Union SwedenKatowice
1975 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia SwedenMunich/Düsseldorf
1974 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia SwedenHelsinki
1973 Soviet Union Sweden CzechoslovakiaMoscow
1972 Czechoslovakia Soviet Union SwedenPrague
1971 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia SwedenBern/Geneva
1970 Soviet Union Sweden CzechoslovakiaStockholm
1969 Soviet Union Sweden CzechoslovakiaStockholm
1968* Soviet Union Czechoslovakia CanadaGrenoble
1967 Soviet Union Sweden CanadaVienna
1966 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia CanadaLjubljana
1965 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia SwedenTampere
1964* Soviet Union Sweden CzechoslovakiaInnsbruck
1963 Soviet Union Sweden CzechoslovakiaStockholm
1962 Sweden Canada United StatesColorado Springs /Denver
1961 Canada Czechoslovakia Soviet UnionGeneva/Lausanne
1960* United States Canada Soviet UnionSquaw Valley
1959 Canada Soviet Union CzechoslovakiaPrague/ Bratislava /Ostrava
1958 Canada Soviet Union SwedenOslo
1957 Sweden Soviet Union CzechoslovakiaMoscow
1956* Soviet Union United States CanadaCortina
1955 Canada Soviet Union CzechoslovakiaKrefeld/ Dortmund /Cologne
1954 Soviet Union Canada SwedenStockholm
1953 Sweden West Germany  SwitzerlandZurich/Basel
1952* Canada United States SwedenOslo/Drammen
1951 Canada Sweden  SwitzerlandParis
1950 Canada United States  SwitzerlandLondon
1949 Czechoslovakia Canada United StatesStockholm
1948* Canada Czechoslovakia  SwitzerlandSt. Moritz
1947 Czechoslovakia Sweden AustriaPrague
1939 Canada United States  SwitzerlandZurich/Basel
1938 Canada Great Britain CzechoslovakiaPrague
1937 Canada Great Britain  SwitzerlandLondon
1936* Great Britain Canada United StatesGarmisch-Partenkirchen
1935 Canada  Switzerland Great BritainDavos
1934 Canada United States GermanyMilan
1933 United States Canada CzechoslovakiaPrague
1932* Canada United States GermanyLake Placid
1931 Canada United States AustriaKrynica
1930 Canada Germany  SwitzerlandChamonix/Berlin/Vienna
1928* Canada Sweden  SwitzerlandSt. Moritz
1924* Canada United States Great BritainChamonix
1920* Canada United States CzechoslovakiaAntwerp

* The Winter Olympic Games Ice Hockey Tournament held that year counted as the World Championships
**The Summer Olympic Games Ice Hockey Tournament held that year counted as the World Championships

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